Call for 2004-2005 NHPRC Fellowship in Archival Administration


The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) is now accepting applications for the 2004-2005 academic year from archival professionals interested in applying for the NHPRC Fellowship in Archival Administration.

The Commission views the fellowship as an opportunity for professional archivists to gain new or additional experience with archival administrative procedures and problems. The fellow will participate in a variety of administrative responsibilities, as well as formal management or supervisory training, during the nine to twelve months the fellow will be associated with the program.

The fellow's stipend is $40,000, with a benefit payment of $10,000. Host institutions are awarded $1,500, to interview prospective applicants and to use for the fellow's professional travel during the fellowship year.

The Commission approved two fellowships for 2004-2005:

  1. The Massachusetts Historical Society will have the fellow participate in a project to document the environmental history of New England. The fellow will develop a documentation strategy, be involved in collection development, documentation planning, and external affairs of the society. The fellow will conduct research and work with an advisory board, create a data base of individuals and organizations important to the environmental history of New England and survey institutions having the custody of the region's environmental records. The fellow will coordinate and supervise the processing of three collections of environmental records in the custody of the society. The society plans a twelve month fellowship. The Massachusetts Historical Society is located at 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA.
  2. The George Meany Memorial Archives plans to have the fellow assist in the re-design of its records management program with revisions of deposit agreements and retention and disposition schedules being central to the fellow's responsibilities. The fellow will fully participate in staff meetings, planning sessions, and contribute to GMMA's goals and objectives. Under the director's supervision, the fellow will draft one grant proposal and participated in fund raising. The George Meany Memorial Archives is part of a fort-seven acre campus of the George Meany Center for Labor Studies in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Applications from potential fellows are due by March 1, 2004.

The Commission encourages those interested to contact the Commission staff to discuses their applications. Application forms are available from:

National Historical Publications and Records Commission
National Archives and Records Administration, Room 111
7th and Pennsylvania Ave.
NW Washington, D.C 20408

The forms are also available on the commission's Web site:

http://www.archives.gov/grants/about_nhprc/grant_programs.html

If you prefer, applications will be mailed to you by contacting Michael T. Meier of the Commission staff at (202) 501-5610, ext. 252 or e-mail
at: michael.meier@nara.gov.